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Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Skiing
Description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary...
Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.
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Lincoln at Hildene

For us this is the highlight of a visit to Manchester. The home is wonderfully kept with lovely gardens and rooms furnished in the turn of the century artifacts. The formal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

For us this is the highlight of a visit to Manchester. The home is wonderfully kept with lovely gardens and rooms furnished in the turn of the century artifacts. The formal drive in is no longer used by the public but that and the stables give a feel for life there when Robert Lincoln lived. Be sure to walk to... More 

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manchester vermont
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Estate! The tour of this Lincoln estate is interesting and beautiful. The grounds are beautiful. There is a lovely garden that is very well kept. It is a real treat to have this piece of history be part of Manchester, and it is wonderful to listen to the Vermont Symphony "under the stars" at Hildene every July!!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We don't tour too many houses but we heard so much about this one and the gardens that we just had to do it. It was an interesting experience and the gardens are quite beautiful. Lot's of history here-we are glad we did it.

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Manchester, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Robert Todd Lincoln's home in Manchester Vermont is a popular local attraction for good reason. The home itself, along with the history of the Lincoln family make for a very interesting visit, and the views from the beautifully-manicured gardens are spectacular.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is the home of Robert Todd Lincoln and it is worth visiting! The home and grounds are lovely and he was the present of the Pullman Car and his private train car is on the grounds that you can tour. Go to the Hildene web site and see what I am talking about. Thanks Judy

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The views, the staff, everything is top-notch! Tucked away on the edge of a mountain surrounded by stunning views past the lush gardens!

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A beautiful place to visit. Real sense of history - Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe ends the tour and is a pleasure to see. Home is beautiful - gardens are spectacular - the view from the back lawn is one of the finest in all of Vermont. I have visited a number of times over the past 25 years. It has become... More 

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new york
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The setting was simply beautiful and the peonies were in full bloom. I was particularly impressed with the restored Sunbeam railroad car. The history of Mr. Lincoln's association with the Pullman Company and the frank description of the working conditions of the porters was refreshing. I found the docents to be very helpful. Suggestion: in the main house look at... More 

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Seattle, WA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is one of our very favorite places in all of the historical sites we've ever seen. It manages to have both a sense of intimacy as a real home, and an utterly spectacular location which benefits from open spaces and wilderness. We enjoyed a nearly private tour by being early in the season to visit Hildene. The house is... More 

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Callicoon, New York
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Was there for a wedding. So I just saw the house and the gardens around it. All special. It was a lovely affair overlooking the valley in this, yet again, beautiful Vermont.

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Additional Information about Hildene

Address: Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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